I have now been living in Germany for ten years. In these ten years, I have met several German words that I found strange or funny. Here are some words or expressions that I found particularly funny or interesting.
1) eine beleidigte Leberwurst
Translated into English: “an offended liver sausage”. This expression is used to describe someone who gets easily offended and moody.
Translated into English: “joking biscuit”. This word is used to describe someone who is always joking and playing pranks.
This is actually the German word for placenta. It is composed of two words: Mutter (mother) and Kuchen (cake). When I first heard that word, I could not believe that German people call a placenta a mother’s cake. It sounds a bit strange.
This one I find very cute. This word is used for someone who has a sweet tooth and likes eating cookies and sweets. The word is composed of two words: naschen (to nibble) and Katze (cat). It reminds me of a greedy kitten.
Which German words do you find funny?